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Has anyone installed aftermarket mud flaps. I saw some at Autozone for like $15.00 a pair. Just wondering instead of paying a lot more for the OEM ones.
 

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It depends more on what you hope to gain, than which you go with or what they cost. The OEM "splash guards" are more about looks, since they have compound curves to match the fender panels, but do very little in the way of guarding against splashes on the sides of your Element. After-market mud flaps will likely fit fine, because there's plenty of fender clearance to mount them, and the fender liner screws are exposed for you to use. Even though they tend to be larger, generic mud flaps still do very little to actually protect the sides of your car. Sidesteps, though certainly more expensive than any mud flaps, do the best job of actually protecting the sides of your Element from road spray. Then again, some (me especially) detest the looks of those even worse than any accumulated dirt. :roll:
 

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I bought 2pr. at Pep Boys cost $30. total they are not OEM and have sort of a flex fit so they will curve to any car, I have had no problems with them. I just couldnt see spending $65. bux on the OEM ones...
 

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Thanks for the pics joey I just bought the same mud flaps from pep boys will put them on this weekend. I thinks yours looks great with them. Drew
 

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I bought the generic mudflaps at AutoZone and I'm happy with the results, and the price! I bought mine to protect my trailer and the flaps have definitely helped keep road stuff off the front of the trailer.
 

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Thank you

Thanks guys for posting your after-market pics. I really appreciate it. I like they way the look, and a heck of a lot cheaper than the OEM ones. I will be purchasing a set hopefully this weekend.:p
 

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Are the mud flaps real flemsy or do they have some stiffness to them?
 

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The Honda spashguards aren't really "flaps" tho. They are more spoon shaped so they resemble squared scoops. Due to this scoop shape they don't really flex and bend as just a rubber or plastic flap would. They can still flex if needed but they are a formed shape that fits around the edge of the panels.
 
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